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LAst Night's Action: Angels Use Some Wood over the Rays

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LA Angels defeat Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. As Matt Vasgersian would say, “Santa Maria!” After the Rays came back in the sixth inning to tie the game 3-3, the unlikeliest person came through for the Angels. Brandon Wood, whose batting average has fallen further south of the Mendoza line than a bra-less great-grandmother, led off the ninth inning with a go-ahead homer, his fourth of the season. Perhaps most notable was in the second inning when Mike Napoli stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by Rays’ catcher John Jaso which set him up to score on Howie Kendrick’s single. Fernando Rodney had another rocky ninth inning but held on for dear life for his 11th save.

Colorado Rockies defeat LA Dodgers 7-5. Read my recap of the game.

TONIGHT’S ACTION

LA Angels (72-75) at Tampa Bay Rays (88-58). Joel Pineiro (10-7, 4.18 ERA) vs. David Price (17-6, 2.75 ERA). 4:10 pm KCOP 13, AM 830 KLAA.

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Colorado Rockies (81-66) at LA Dodgers (72-76). Jhoulys Chacin (8-9, 3.53 ERA) vs. John Ely (4-7, 4.62 ERA). 1:10 pm FS Prime Ticket (Tape delayed until 4:00 pm), AM 790 KABC.

(18) USC Trojans (2-0, 0-0 Pac-10) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten). 12:30 pm ESPN, AM 710 KSPN.

(23) Houston Cougars (2-0, 1-0 Conf. USA) at UCLA Bruins (0-2, 0-1 Pac-10). 7:30 pm FSWest, AM 570 KLAC.

DC United (18 pts, 5-16-3) at LA Galaxy (47 pts, 14-5-5). 7:30 pm Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Español, AM 1150 KTLK, AM 1330 KTKT (en español).